Lost in Austen

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  • TV-14
  • 2007
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (11,411)

Lost in Austen is a British television series that premiered on ITV in 2008. The series presents a unique spin on Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice. It follows the story of Amanda Price (Jemima Rooper), a young woman living in modern-day London who finds herself magically transported into the world of Pride and Prejudice.

As Amanda wakes up in the world of Austen's novel, she discovers that she has replaced Elizabeth Bennet as the protagonist of the story. While initially excited to live in the world of her favorite book, Amanda soon realizes that her presence has disrupted the original story's timeline. The show blends humor, romance, and adventure as Amanda attempts to navigate 19th century England and fix the timeline she has disrupted.

Lost in Austen features a talented ensemble cast including Alex Kingston as Mrs. Bennet, Hugh Bonneville as Mr. Bennet, Morven Christie as Jane Bennet, Elliot Cowan as Mr. Darcy, and Gemma Arterton as Elizabeth Bennet. Each actor brings their unique talents to their respective roles, adding depth and nuance to Jane Austen's beloved characters.

One of the standout elements of the series is how it beautifully blends together the worlds of modern-day London and the Regency era. Amanda's contemporary perspective adds an extra layer of entertainment value to the series, allowing for amusing culture clashes and charming fish-out-of-water moments. Furthermore, the show's period setting is brought to life with gorgeous costume and set design.

Throughout the series, Amanda's interactions with the characters from Pride and Prejudice gradually reveal more about these beloved characters from the iconic novel. The series explores how their lives and relationships develop in the absence of Elizabeth Bennet and how Amanda's presence potentially impacts and changes their stories.

Lost in Austen is a unique, witty, and charming series that captures the essence of Jane Austen while breathing new life into her iconic novel. It's a delightful blend of the old and the new that seamlessly blends together humor, romance, and adventure. The series offers a fresh take on classic literature that is sure to delight Austen fans and newcomers alike.

Overall, Lost in Austen is a hilarious and heartwarming tribute to Jane Austen's iconic novel. The show offers plenty of laughs and romance, while also incorporating thoughtful examinations of Austen's characters and themes. The ensemble cast, stunning production design, and clever script make it a must-watch series for anyone who loves classic literature, time travel, or just good television.

Lost in Austen is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on December 19, 2007.

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Episode 4
4. Episode 4
December 19, 2007
Darcy announces his engagement to Caroline Bingley, leaving Amanda feeling utterly bereft. This is coupled with the news that Bingley has run off with Lydia. This is all wrong - in the book Lydia runs away with Wickham. The party rush to London where Bingley and Lydia are found staying at an inn in Hammersmith. In an attempt to defend the honour of his daughter, Mr Bennet charges Bingley to a duel and is left critically injured.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
December 19, 2007
Having left Longbourn with nowhere else to go, Amanda is forced to turn to her chief adversary, Wickham. He buys her a new dress and instructs her in matters of etiquette and bearing, before re-introducing her into society. He suggests that what Amanda needs to do is marry a rich man. However Amanda has other plans...
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
December 19, 2007
Amanda arrives at Netherfield to discover that Jane has caught a serious fever and is taken to bed. By Jane's bedside, Bingley tells Amanda that he is infatuated with her. At her wits' end, Amanda tells Bingley that she is a lesbian and that nothing can ever happen between them...hopefully that will put an end to it. Amanda stays on at Netherfield to look after Jane. After an awkward dinner with Mr Darcy, Bingley and Caroline, Amanda is invited to sing for them all. Having admitted she can't play the piano, to their bemusement, Amanda sings an accopello version of 'Downtown'. There's a hint that Mr Darcy's attitude towards Amanda is softening...
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
December 19, 2007
Amanda has become increasingly bored and frustrated with modern life. She craves the world of Pride and Prejudice; a world of courtship and romance, of bonnets and ballrooms. One fateful evening, after a difficult day at work and a lacklustre marriage proposal from her boyfriend Michael, Amanda discovers Elizabeth Bennet in her bathroom. There is a door behind the bath that has been boarded up for years, which Elizabeth says leads through to her family home, Longbourn. Amanda pushes the door and finds that it opens into a strange corridor. She climbs through the doorway, marvelling at where on earth she could be, when suddenly the door slams behind her, leaving Elizabeth in modern day London and Amanda in Georgian England.
Where to Watch Lost in Austen
Lost in Austen is available for streaming on the ITV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Lost in Austen on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    December 19, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (11,411)